Our Story

Biophilia: "An innate love of life and living systems." ~ Edward O. Wilson ~

Our mission is to share the sense of empowerment gained through self-education and community experiences linked to the extraordinary gifts that nature offers us. Our purpose is to share an “art de vivre” (art of living), where, through the power of your personal choices and education, you become aware that you are the masterpiece of your own conception. With this principle at the forefront of our aims, all our products, services and seminars are designed in accordance with respect for our body and the environment, reminding each of us that nature loves us in the most abundant, generous & unconditional way.

All our formulas are:

  • Non-toxic (no use of chemicals or synthetic fragrances)
  • Eco-conscious (all ingredients are biodegradable and safe for the ecosystem)
  • No fillers, no extenders, no parabens 
  • Formulated with sustainably farmed and harvested botanicals
  • Formulated with ecocert compliant preservative and emulsifying systems
  • Non-tested on Animals
  • Packed in 95% recyclable glass


Alice Encinas Duvernell, MA, the formulator and creator of Biophilia, is a French Ethno-Botanist who specializes in restorative community herbal aromatic therapies and product design for healing, culinary, cosmetic and perfumery purposes. Her formal ethno-botany studies at the Sorbonne in Paris led her to travel to South America where she first started distillation and Botanical extractions. In the north east of Brazil she created an “open house” laboratory where she started teaching and collaborating with indigenous cultures and university leaders in the field. During her adulthood, she experienced severe acne and only found relief and recovery using botanicals, hydrosols, colloidal minerals and nutrients. This opened her heart to a great passion for organic cosmetology, botanical extraction techniques and foods for beauty. 

For the past 15 years, Alice has been teaching adults and children how to reconnect to their body through our heart connection to nature and self-healing power. She is passionate about every gift the earth brings to support optimal well-being, radiant skin, and balance of body and the mind. Some of her specialty domains are the medical and cosmetic uses of bee products, clays and oligo-minerals, homeopathy, cosmeceuticals, essential oils, flower essences, botanical extraction techniques and herbal therapy.